Germantown Holiday Parade is Dec. 14th: Road closures & traffic delays

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2018 Germantown Holiday Parade – Credit: Facebook/ City of Germantown, Tennessee Government

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The annual Germantown Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, December 14th. Wednesday, the city released information on road closures and expected traffic delays.

(NEWS RELEASE) – A 52-year tradition, the annual Germantown Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. The traditional parade will feature decorated floats, youth groups, car clubs, local marching bands and an appearance by Santa. The rain date for the parade is Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m.

This year in support of the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, uniformed Marines and volunteers will travel along the parade route to collect new, unwrapped toys for children. Spare a toy, share the joy!

In preparation of the parade, please take a moment to review the event details below.

Parade participants will begin lining up at noon in the southbound lanes of Kimbrough Road between Farmington Boulevard and Wolf River Blvd. The parade will travel west along Farmington Boulevard and continue to Exeter Road, turning north to the Germantown Athletic Club. All spectators should find a spot west of Kimbrough Road along Farmington Boulevard in order to see the parade.

TRAFFIC DELAY

Friday, December 13

  • Traffic barricade placement will begin at 9 a.m. causing some temporary delays
  • Westbound lane of Farmington Blvd. from Kimbrough Road to Exeter Road
  • Northbound lane of Exeter Road from Farmington Blvd. to the Germantown Athletic Club

ROAD CLOSURES

Saturday, December 14

Noon

  • Southbound lanes of Kimbrough from Wolf River Blvd to Farmington Blvd (Parade entry line-up)

1:00 p.m.

  • Southbound lanes of Kimbrough from Farmington Blvd to Pine Valley Lane
  • East and westbound lanes of Farmington from Kimbrough Road to Exeter Road.
  • The north and southbound lanes of Exeter from Farmington Blvd to Neshoba Road

Rest assured, in the event of an emergency, access points will be opened immediately for emergency vehicles.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375. Roads will reopen following the conclusion of the parade.

Find video of last year’s parade HERE.

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